The Purpose of Cabinet
The Cabinet are responsible for decisions affecting the day-to-day running of the Council, linking the necessary action to implement the Council's policies. It has the responsibility to listen to and be advised by the Scrutiny Committee. The Cabinet are the policy forming team for the Council.
The full role and functions of the Cabinet are set out within the Council's Constitution together with the Terms of Reference, which can be found on this page.
LEADER OF THE COUNCIL and PERFORMANCE & CORPORATE SUPPORT: Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew
Areas Covered: Corporate Improvement Plan, Press & Media, Performance Management, Scrutiny Support and Corporate Support.
RESOURCES & CENTRAL SUPPORT: Cllr Martin Dewdney
Areas Covered: Asset Management, Finance, Information Technology, Audit , Legal Services, Human Resources and Health & Safety (Internal).
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE: Cllr Chris Morgan
Hinkley Point Development
ENVIRONMENT: Cllr Brenda Maitland-Walker
Areas Covered: Coast Protection, Planning, Building Control, Waste Managment, Street Sweeping, Climate Change, Shoreline Management, Land Drainage, Beach Cleaning, Grounds Maintenance, Street Naming, Public Conveniences and Harbours.
REGENERATION & ECONOMIC GROWTH: Cllr Andrew Hadley
Areas Covered: Economic Regeneration, Markets, Tourism and Car Parks.
HOUSING, HEALTH & WELLBEING : Cllr Keith Turner
Areas Covered: Housing Private Sector, Housing Enabling, Housing Strategy, Housing Options, Food Safety, Health & Saftey (External), Environmental Protection, Dog Warden, Pest Control, Pollution Control, Licensing and Local Development Framework.
COMMUNITY & CUSTOMER: Cllr Dave Westcott
Areas Covered: Parish Liaison, Community Safety, Art and Culture, Civil Contingencies, Concessionary Fares, Customer Access, Customer Information, Local Taxation, Benefits (incl. Fraud), Debt Recovery and Land Charges.
DEPUTY LEADER & EXECUTIVE SUPPORT & DEMOCRACY: Cllr Steven Pugsley
Areas Covered: Elections and Member Services.